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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cover Story


 
 
Hi, my friends. I hope you are all doing well. I want to share with you a purchase I made from a small store I enjoy visiting, Fergy’s  Unique Images.  I like this store so much because I can usually find all sorts of treasures to add to my accessories wardrobe and to my home decor. My latest find was a magazine clutch. The only decision left for me to make after I first spotted a shelf full of the clutches was which one to purchase. I am one of those people who still like to purchase print media so I anticipate receiving my subscriptions to Vogue, In Style, Harpers Bazaar and a multitude of others. As a result, it was not immediately easy for me to decide which clutch bag I wanted. The choice was between purchasing a clutch bag with a Harper’s Bazaar cover photo or the clutch based on a Vogue. I was so indecisive about it that the store owner asked me if I wanted to trade the magazine clutch with the Vogue Cover for the clutch with the Harper’s Bazaar cover. Finally, after my mother weighed in about how much I love Vogue I knew I had made the right decision.
Of course, now I want to return to the store to purchase another magazine clutch. I guess I have the cover story fever. It is fitting after all.  At the age of 11, my fascination with fashion began as a result of my first sight of rows upon rows of fashion magazines that occupied a section of the magazines section in the library. I spent hours flipping through the pages of what still remain as some of my favorite fashion magazines. It was the magazine covers that drew me in to the world of fashion and to this day they continue to do so. It is the covers of the magazines that we see first, after all, so the cover photo and issue topics had better be good. Am I right? I am sure you will understand how lust-worthy I feel my handbag is after viewing the clutches below.
 
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My magazine clutch is an item that I know I will be treasure year after year.  A lady knows when she has found a fashion item she will love forever. Am I right, my friends? It is the type of piece that regardless of whether it is in fashion or not I will continue to love just as I did when I first saw it.  My bag is not exactly a magazine clutch based on a vintage issue like the one Carrie Bradshaw toted around in a Sex and the City episode; however, it is a keeper all the same and will undoubtedly remain in my style rotation for years to come.  Patricia Fields, the famed stylist of Sex and the City fame made these bags popular again during the show’s heyday but since then they consistently come back into fashion just like, some of the best and I will admit some of the worst, trends do.
 
 

Did you know that the magazine clutch bag was invented during the 1970s in Italy to hide valuables in plain sight? What started out as a security measure has certainly come along way, has it not? The handbags below may prove my case, and if not, perhaps the fact that celebrities, bloggers and other stylish ladies think that a magazine clutch is a brilliant wardrobe choice will prove my point.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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What do you think of magazine clutch bags? Please share your thoughts with me.

Now that I have purchased my first magazine clutch I am eager to begin the hunt to find some based on vintage magazine covers. Wish me luck. I know where I am going to begin my search. Do you? If, like me, you have the cover story fever etsy and ebay are certainly great places to start your hunt. If you know of others, I would certainly appreciate it if you share them.

Thanks to all of my devoted followers for their support. If you are not a follower but you like what you have read here I hope you share this post, return for future visits and/or leave a comment.

 







62 comments:

  1. great pics!!!!!love accesories and these wallets are so cool!!!!!!Nice post!!!!!!!!
    www.stilettoslauragonzalez.blogspot.com.es

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    1. Hello, Laura:

      Thanks so much. I really appreciate your comments. I am a huge admirer of your blog.

      Sharon

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  2. I really like the look of these clutches! The are definitely chic and make a great addition to any outfit!
    Super post Sharon with amazing images...as always :)

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

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    1. The clutches are really adorable. I had a hard time buying just one. I must return to the shop to purchase at least another. Thanks so much, Keisha, for the kind words about my posts.

      Sharon

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  3. They're so cool, love the photographs x

    aforvogue.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hello, Anna:

      I am obsessed with them. They are so fabulous. I am glad you like the images I featured in this post.

      Sharon

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  4. What a fab bag! Its fun & pretty timeless too! Ax

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    1. Hello, Andrea;

      I think magazine bags are so charming. I love them so much. I am glad you recognize their charm, as well.

      Sharon

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    1. Thanks so much, Malind. I would love to learn about a DIY on this topic.

      Sharon

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  6. OMG, such a creative idea, I liked so much the vogue cover clutch and I think it's very fashionable. Amazing photos and very original topic, really enjoyed reading your post Sharon.

    Wafaa
    www.fashionfootprint.co

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    1. Thanks so much, Wafaa. I hope you have a wonderful week.

      Sharon

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  7. Really love this idea, I always wondered what to do with my stacks of old magazine. These look amazing super chic!

    http://bargainchic101.com

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    1. I am so glad you visited. Thanks for your comment. I really do love these magazine clutch bags. They are so fabulous.

      Sharon

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  8. Hi sweet Sharon,
    These clutch are very cool and I love them.
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary

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    1. Hello, Maggie:

      Thanks so much for your comment. I hope you are having a great week.

      Sharon

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  9. Love this… beautiful clutches!
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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    1. Hi, Borka:

      I am happy you visited and I appreciate your comment so much. I will stay in touch. Your blog is terrific.

      Sharon

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  10. I also have a magazine clutch. I purchased mine from a vintage store near my home. I like the feel of it but it doesn't hold much. I'm debating on giving it to a friend who admired it at a party. I remember their popularity in the late 70s early 80s.

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    1. Hi, Glenda:

      The downside of clutch bags is that they certainly don't hold much. They are so cute though. I usually end up using my clutch bags more for special occasions since they are not practical to carry everyday. I am so glad to hear from you.

      Sharon

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  11. Hi Sharon. Thanks 4 sharing these purses look very nice. So creative.

    - Another Look ontheblog -
    Greets Jon,
    www.jonthegold.com

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    1. Hello, Jon:

      Thanks so much. I just think they represent so much the creativity in fashion.

      Sharon

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  12. love them!!! I want one of those!!!:DD

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    1. Hello, Ksenia:

      They are addictive. I want to buy another one.

      Sharon

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  13. These are so cool, I want one! BTW, I'm hosting a link up on my blog today. Stop by and share your favorite fashion post in the link up!

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    1. Thanks so much, Paige. They are so charming. I really wish I had purchased a second one. I think it is time for me to visit the store again :). I appreciate your invite to the link-up. I regret that I missed it. I hope you will invite me again.

      Sharon

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  14. Oh God, I love those bags <3
    xoxo
    http://pandamone.blogspot.com/2014/08/porcelain.html

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    1. That makes the both of us, Maja. They are divine.

      Sharon

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  15. super cool
    http://oyebamireismail.blogspot.com/

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    1. They certainly are. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my posts.

      Sharon

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  16. I have never seen these before and I absolutely love these!! Super cute! Love this post!

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    1. Thanks so much. I love magazine clutches so much. I am glad you like them too. I find it fascinating that they were originally created to hide valuables.

      Sharon

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  17. Hi, Sharon! How long! I´m in love with these bags! They´re simply cute! XOXO...

    http://somethingbeautifulblog.weebly.com/home/colorful-outfit-in-lower-temperatures

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    1. Hi, Keziah:

      It has been awhile. I hope you have been doing well. Thanks for your comment about the post. I love these bags too. I am fortunate to have been able to add one to my wardrobe. They just represent glamour to me.

      Sharon

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  18. I think that this is a good idea!:) Amazing pictures!:)

    http://freshisyummy.blogspot.com/2014/08/chasing-sun.html

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  19. Wow I have never heard of a magazine clutch! Thanks for sharing this website. I love this idea.
    www.effortlesslady.com

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  20. I love magazine clutches. The other day I was looking for a vintage one (my favorite style) and couldn't decide which one I was to buy. Now I'm eager to shop it!!!!

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman
    So easy Spanish!

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    1. That is great, Jasmine. I am happy this post has inspired you to shop for a magazine bag. Thanks so much for your visit and comment.

      Sharon

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  21. I love them! "Just casually holding my magazine" :) Perrrrfect! :)
    Your blog is great!! Thank you for visiting mine, please stop by again! xx, Marky
    www.mypinkboudoir.eu

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    1. I am glad you like them, Marky. Thank you for the compliment. I appreciate your visit.

      Sharon

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  22. Those clutches are so cool :D

    Hugs
    Svetlana

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    1. I am glad you think so too. Thanks for the comment, Svetlana.

      Sharon

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  23. I had been looking for those clutches for ages, but never found them near me... I think they're really cool, and look super different. The kind of accessory that makes any outfit pop! :)
    Thanks for the comment on my blog,
    have a nice day!

    Amanda
    www.somethingfashion.es

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  24. Such a playful trend!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

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    1. I absolutely think so and I am glad you do too. I enjoyed your latest post by the way. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

      Sharon

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  25. You had me fooled. Those magazine clutches look just like a magazine rolled up haha. I never would have thought it was a clutch. I love the uniqueness of the clutch. Great post!

    www.gattalina.com

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    1. They are deceptive but in such a charming way. Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment, Gattalina.

      Sharon

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  26. I always love clutches like this. I used to make one using our local magazines :)

    STYLE VANITY

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    1. I have found a new addiction, for sure. I wish I was creative like that. I appreciate your visit and comment, Alyssa.

      Sharon

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  27. Wow great informative post. I used to roll up physical magazines so my jewelry I took off while reading wouldnt roll out onto the floor. But thats such a chic twist though. never knew that! lol

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    1. Thanks for visiting. It is a cool concept. I just love fashion history. I think the magazine clutch is a great way to express my love of fashion.

      Sharon

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  28. What an unique post and like it! Nice!

    Adhi Wahyudi
    http://adhiwahyudi.blogspot.com/2014/08/padang-beach-bali.html

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  29. It's the simple things is life that make us happy, and for us ladies, happiness is a one of a kind bag. I find myself in your word, about appreciating so much a purchase you made, that just makes your day. Btw the clutches are fabulous! www.thefittingshoe.com

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    1. Thank you, Claudia. It is good to know that you can relate. Some purchases can just brighten my day and I cherish them so much more for that reason.

      Sharon

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  30. That clutch is a must have! I really need to buy it. I will search it on ebay or on alliexpress :)
    J.
    http://fashionandpinkheart.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hello, Julija:

      I think so too. You should have luck in finding one on etsy, as well. When you find one I would love if you let me know. Let's stay in touch.

      Sharon

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  32. Thank you so much for recognizing how much time I really devote to quality writing.

    Sharon

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